South African national record holder and five-time NCAA champion Dominique Scott-Efurd announced on Friday that she is joining the training group that includes world championship gold medalist Emma Coburn. The group, which is coached by Coburn’s husband Joe Bosshard, is based in Boulder, Colorado, and also includes Aisha Praught-Leer and Kaela Edwards.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” - T. Jefferson— DOM • SCOTT-EFURD (@domscottrunSA) April 20, 2018
I’m excited to have @JoeBosshard leading the way & join the #bossladies @emmajcoburn ,@aishapraught & @kaelaAedwards in this next chapter of my story!!#DomSquad pic.twitter.com/ZsLxiNYJLi
The Bosshard-led group has had great success since its inception in late 2016. In Coburn’s first season being coached by Bosshard, she won gold in the steeplechase, running a lifetime best of 9:02.58. Praught-Leer has set personal bests in the 1500m, 3000m, and the steeplechase, and just took gold at the Commonwealth Games steeplechase.
Scott, 25, has personal bests of 4:07.25 in the 1500m, 8:41.18 in the 3000m, 15:20.10 in the 5000m, and 31:51.47 in the 10,000m. While competing for Arkansas, she swept the 5000m and 10,000 at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Later that summer she competed in the 10,000m at the Olympics, where she placed 21st.
This past indoor season she finished third in the Millrose Games 3000m (behind her new teammates, Praught-Leer and Coburn) and went on take ninth at the world indoor championships in the same event.